|amenity = water|
|Using this tag is discouraged. Unclear meaning. There are different alternatives.|
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In Europe amenity=water was often used for places to get arbitrary water. Often, these are open water tanks found in cemeteries that are filled up with either rainwater or water from a tap. Therefore man_made=water_tap with drinking_water=* can be used to indicate these water station.
In other parts of the world, it was used for a lot of different meanings. Please see Alternatives.
- man_made=water_tap - man-made construction providing access to water
- amenity=drinking_water - A drinking water source which provides potable water for consumption. Can be combined with other tags such as man_made=water_tap
- amenity=water_point - is a place to get larger amounts of drinking water, usually for caravans, RV's, or boats.
- amenity=watering_place - is a place where animals drink water
- natural=spring - is used where water flows naturally out of the ground. These may have a fountain built around it. For example see Roman Bath in Bath, U.K.
- amenity=fountain - is a fountain for used for cultural, decorational and/or recreational purposes.
- man_made=water_well - is a man made excavation in the ground to gain water from an aquifer.
- shop=water - is a shop selling primarily water
- natural=water or landuse=basin - for ponds or small pools of water
- man_made=storage_tank - for water storage
- disused=* or lifecycle prefix - is used as a method of marking broken fountains.